Edward R. Bisson Jr.

ANSONIA, Conn. — Edward R. Bisson Jr., 82, of Ansonia, Conn., peacefully entered into The House of the Lord on Nov. 3, 2017; he was surrounded by his loving family at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Conn.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Katherine Bisson (Kay Lombardi) of Ansonia; son Edward “Eddie" Bisson III of Derby, Conn.; daughters Karen Bisson of Torrington, Conn.; Karlene (Bisson) Bowns of Naugatuck, Conn.; and Katherine Bisson of Ansonia, brother Gary Bisson of New Hampshire, sister Beverly Bisson of Pennsylvania, and his most cherished loving granddaughters Kori Bowns of Chicago and Brooke Bowns of Seymour, Conn.

He was proceeded in death by his father Edward Bisson Sr. and mother Goldie (Schroder) Bisson of Berlin, N.H.

Ed was born on May 8, 1935 in Berlin, where he was raised and educated as a young man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing alongside his father and playing ice hockey.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army; he spent his early working life in the forests of northern New England cutting and hauling lumber for the Brown Paper Co. Upon moving to Connecticut in the late 1950s, he met his wife and was employed by Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn. During his employment at Sikorsky he worked on the first U. S. Army Blackhawk prototype and the  X-Wing, and concluded his career as a general manager on the Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche and S-92 programs. Ed retired in 1996 after 39 years of service.

He is a communicant of the Church of the Assumption, taught religious education classes and served as a eucharist minister up until his illness had limited his availability to do so. Ed was generous about helping people and devoted his time locally at the Tinney Center, Spooner House and the Assumption Parish along side his wife.

Together they volunteered and assisted students and families.

Upon request of the family there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend his mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption., 23 N. Cliff St., Ansonia, Conn.

Memorial donation may be made to the Assumption School in care of the Bennett Funeral Home, 91 N. Cliff St., Ansonia, CT, 06401.